There are many pathways to the Anatomy and Physiology/Business studies/Holistic massage qualification
The anatomy and physiology, business studies and holistic massage can be learned in two weeks of classes
Week One 5 day classes
Skeletal System/ Business Studies
Histology / Skin
Circulatory Lymphatic System
Digestive / Urinary
Syllabus and recognised centres
This course below is a core unit for all courses and is IFPA accredited. The in-house course is presented as a rolling programme, enabling the student to start at any point. Also available as a distance learning course.
The Course is taught by Sue Jenkins MIFPA at the Edinburgh School of Holistic Aromatherapy
The in-house course costs £90 per day (£630 for the whole course)
The Distance Learning Course costs £400 for the whole course
- Day 1 - Bones and Joints
- Day 2 - Muscles and Movement
- Day 3 - Circulation, Lymph and the Immune System
- Day 4 - Nervous System and Hormonal System
- Day 5 - Urinary System and Digestive System
- Day 6 - The Skin and Respiratory System
- Day 7 - Reproductive System, Structure, Growth and Ageing
- Attendance of the course - 50 hours contact teaching
- Completion of assignments
- 1 hour written examination
The days are taught by distance learning, or in 3 and 2-day blocks in-house.
The in-house course is assessed by:
The distance course is assessed by continuous assessment through essay and multiple-choice questions. The certificate will be either IFPA and/or Shirley Price College certificate.
Anatomy and Physiology Exemptions
There are many recognised qualifications in anatomy and physiology studies that are accepted by the Shirley Price College. If you hold a qualification already, please ask about exemption from further study in this area.
For the Shirley Price Aromatherapy Practicioner Diploma an anatomy and physiology qualification is required and if it has not already been obtained then this is the stage it should be sought. Besides our own in house anatomy and physiology course there are many excellent online courses and we can advise on these. Our recommended course is provided by Essential Training Solutions. This is an FHT approved Online Level 3 qualification. ETS also offer a VTCT accredited level 3 diploma in Antomy and Physiology and Pathology
Find out more.
Free download guide to 189 medical conditions
We also recommend this inexpensive revision aid from Essential Training Solutions to students
Inevitably preparing for the theoretical and practical examinations requires some learning by rote and this guide ensures you cover all the necessary ground. If you are in any doubt as to the ground to be covered then it is as well to review the IFPA therapeutic massage and aromatherapy syllabus which also serves as a good checklist of your understanding. The Aromatherapy Council syllabus